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This is a short preview. A DVD with the film is available as part of our Silent Gems Collection of rare films. Please follow the above link to see the collection. You can also watch the whole film here: http://silent-hall-of-fame.org/index.php/gems-for-donation
"His Wonderful Chance" is a crime drama featuring Martha Mansfield, a star of Silent Hall of Fame.
The first thing we want to do is set the record straight about the name of the film. All major movie sites, including IMDB and Silent Era, as well as Wikipedia, cite the title as "The Wonderful Chance", which is wrong. As you can see from the film itself, the correct title is "His Wonderful Chance".
After serving a term in prison an ex con is determined to change his ways and go straight, but circumstances put this determination to severe test.
Eugene O'Brien plays two roles - an English nobleman and an ex con. Martha Mansfield delivers a very pleasing and convincing performance as the love interest of 'Swagger' Barlow.
Directed by George Archainbaud
Produced by Selznick Pictures
Written by Mary Murillo and Melville Hammett
Based on a screen story by H.H. Van Loan
Starring Eugene O'Brien, Martha Mansfield, Tom Blake, Rudolph Valentino
Distributed by Select Pictures
Release date September 27, 1920
Running time 51 minutes
Country United States
Language Silent film, English intertitles
You can see a slideshow of stills from this film and other interesting stuff on our website silent-hall-of-fame.org.
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